Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Week 4 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

Summer has started but there are still sitcom airings, new and repeats. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 4 (June 17-23) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 10-16)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.43 million and a 1.14 18-49 rating, which is up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.36 million and a 0.60 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 1.97 million and a 0.95 18-49 rating, just about on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9 posted 2.48 million and a 1.23 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm followed with 2.64 million and a 1.20 18-49 rating, that is down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. NBA Finals clearly affected the Fox comedy encores again.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.55 million and a 0.72 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 3.52 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 1.73 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - A brand new episode at 8:30pm did only 1.39 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 for a series low.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat did 4.14 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.15 million and just a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - 4.32 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.  A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 3.78 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Anger Management (Fox) - A repeat on Fox, did 1.28 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's new episode.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.88 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. First time it went down this summer.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.62 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 4.25 million and a 1.2 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 3.35 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week for a new series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 7.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week as it was affected by game 7 of the NBA Finals.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 5.8 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A one-hour repeat at 9 did just 1.36 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week when it was a half-hour. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.13 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 1.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and a new airing of The Goodwin Games).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Mondays at 8:30pm on Fox will be original episodes of The Goodwin Games at 8:30pm. ABC has original episodes of Family Tools on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and the finale of How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) this Wednesdays at 9:30pm. Week five of the new season for hilarious cable sitcoms Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy is this Wednesday beginning at 8pm on ABC Family. TV Land has week two of the summer season of Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday at 10pm, followed by new episodes of The Exes at 10:30pm and The Soul Man at 11pm only on TV Land. BET will return with the second half of the season of The Game on Tuesday, July 2 at 10pm. TBS airs Sullivan & Son Thursdays at 10, with week three this Thursday. Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm, while Wendell & Vinnie airs Thursdays at 8:30pm. FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.